The following can be attributed to Dr. Joseph Savoie, University of Louisiana at Lafayette president.
Businesses across Lafayette turned red and white Oct. 25 as part of Homecoming festivities at UL Lafayette.
The annual “Paint the Town Red” business contest pits business against business for best interior and exterior decorations along with a skit contest. All participants are encouraged to “paint” their businesses both inside and out with red and white to show their spirit for Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns.
Judging began at 10 a.m., and local media personalities have chosen the winners.
In the exterior division the winners are Lowry’s Printing & Copying, first place; Affiliated Blind of LA, second place and Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuits, third place.
Winners in the interior division are Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, first place; Concepts of Care Home Health, second place and Love Swimming, third place.
For businesses participating in the skit division, winners were The Schumacher Group, first place; St. Theresa’s Hospice, second place and LHC Group, third place.
Winners will be announced during the Homecoming game on Oct. 28 at Cajun Field. Sponsors for this year’s event include the Alumni Association, Enterprise Rent-a-car and the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce.
Popeye’s presents Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns as they take on Middle Tennessee during Homecoming 2006 on Oct. 28 at Cajun Field. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.